Monday, April 14, 2014

A Sheer Blouse and Fancy Pants

Fancy Pants Sheer Blouse
Sheer Blouse
How to wear sheer tops
What:
Blouse- JC Penney, Old (similar)
Pants- Ricki's (similar)
Shoes- DKNY via Winners

Has it really been 2 weeks since I last posted?!?
I really was starting to think my little break was actually going to be more permanent...and then this outfit happened....and somehow the pictures turned out much better than I imagined they could with my good lens still not replaced.  I guess with the combination of a good photographer (thanks hubby) and the perfect lighting all things are possible!
I wore this outfit over the weekend to celebrate a friends birthday.  It would usually be the type of occasion that I would pull out a flirty dress for, but I'm so glad I went away from the "norm" and wore these fun pants and sheer top instead.  

Monday, March 31, 2014

Burn Out

What:
T-Shirt- Ricki's
Pants- Ricki's
Heels- Aldo, old

When will Spring ever come?  
I'm not sure if it's because of the weather...or just regular old blog burnout, but I have not been motivated at all to take outfit pictures or work on anything to do with my blog.  I'm not sure exactly what I want to do when it comes to blogging.  I wish I had more time in the day to post more DIY's, but they take soooo long!  
I haven't bought a new camera lens since Blake broke my good one, so I've been using a zoom lens for all my pictures, and it's turning out to be a little harder to get good picture. Because of that outfit posts aren't happening as much and partly due to the fact that I'm so depressed that it's still so cold outside!
So, I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do when it comes to blogging...I'm not so sure if it's worth the time and effort...or is it just that I don't want to make the time and make the effort?
Who knows!
I'll wait until the snow melts to figure that one out...haha...getting dressed and taking pictures is so much more fun when it's warm!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Double Flared


What:
Lace Top- Self Made (similar style)
Flared Jeans- Rachel Roy via Winners
Shoes- NineWest

I was pretty excited to find these perfect fitting flared jeans a month ago.  It's not often that I find flared jeans that are long enough (the only downside of having long legs!) to wear with heels.
So often I wear skinny jeans, but I loved the idea of wearing this flared top with flared bottoms.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Punch of Pink

What:
Blazer- BCBG (similar)
Blouse- Forever 21
Brocade Pants- Ricki's (similar)
Pumps- NineWest (similar)

A punch of pink is probably my favourite way to dress up black and white!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

True Blue

Blue Outfit
What:
Silk Blouse- Joe Fresh (I found it!)
Pants- New York & Co (similar)
Shoes- Aldo (love these!)
Clutch- Target, old

I found this silk blouse for under $5 at the grocery store (yes, I go grocery shopping to buy clothes! haha) a few weeks back.  I was quite excited when I realized that it matched my blue trousers perfectly!  I don't have too many colours that I can go monochromatic with aside from black, so it was nice to be able to try something new.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wearing my Heart

What:
Sweater- DIY Project
Pants- RW&Co
Shoes- Via Beyond The Rack

I swear I'm wearing more than just a heart on my torso!  This sweater is such a close match to my skin that it's hard to see where one ends and the other starts!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

So Much More Than Simple

What:
Sweater- Joe Fresh (similar)
Leather Panel Pants- Made by/Gift from Brianna
Boots- Dolce Vita via Hautelook (love these!)

This outfit might be a simple concept of an over sized top with a slim fitting bottom and a pair of heels, but the amazing details on these pants Brianna made for me along with the buckle details on my boots make it so much more than simple!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Quick & Easy Crustless Pizza

I love pizza!  Unfortunately pizza isn't the healthiest choice....but there are some great healthy crust alternatives.  I love cauliflower crust pizza, but sometimes I just don't want to take the time to make it.
A few weeks ago I had pizza on my mind, but I didn't want all the carbs (or calories).  I remembered that I had some sliced ham in the fridge, and thought why not just make a pizza-like snack with the ham as the crust, and then build the pizza up from there.
So easy...and so yummy...and better yet much lower in calories!  The ham I used had 60 calories for 3 pieces...meaning one "crust" only had 20!  Of course these are little pizzas, but one is about the size of a slice.  The perfect snack...or eat it as a meal with a salad on the side!

Instructions
1.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper so your meat won't get stuck!
2.  Lay out a slice of meat of your choice onto the sheet.
3.  Spread a little sauce of your choice onto your meat.
4.  Top with cheese and any other additional toppings.
5.  Place in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes until your cheese is nice and bubbly.
Enjoy!

I made my pizza with a Ham "crust", Pizza Sauce, Mozza Cheese, Black Olives and Chopped Parsley.
With many different types of cold cut meats there are so many different pizza flavours to be made!

Some other options include:
Thai Chicken- Chicken "crust", Peanut Sauce, Cheese, Chives & Sprouts
BBQ Chicken- Chicken "crust", BBQ sauce, Cheese & Chives
Hawaiian- Ham "crust", Pizza Sauce, Cheese, Pineapple
Chicken Alfredo- Chicken "crust", Alfredo Sauce, Mozza Cheese

The options are endless!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

No Complaints

What:
Sweater- RW&co
Pants- Ricki's (similar)
Shoes- Kenneth Cole via Winners (love these!)

A few weekends ago a friend and I went to the city for a child free weekend that included the spa, a 4:00am wakeup call to go to the pub and lots of shopping.  I managed to pick up this sweater and pants both on clearance.  These pants rang in at $2.50!  Can't complain about a deal like that!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Two Ways

What:
Charcoal Wrap Sweater- Winners
Black Top- Target
Grey Scarf- Made by my MIL
Black Tights- via Hautelook
Leather Front Leggings- via Beyond the Rack (similar)
Grey Boots- Aldo
Leopard Shoes- Pour la Victoire via Hautelook (similar)

This charcoal sweater has been the perfect piece to pair with leggings this winter....here are a couple ways I've worn it recently.